Anthela acuta, Common Anthelid

Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta – this variably coloured species has the forewings with costa gently arched, the submedian line largely straight but sharply bent inwards just before reaching the costa, and in the typical form has forewings with two discal dots white centered and antennae yellow with fuscous pectinations. For Tasmania, this also applies to A. subfalcata and A. cinerascens, which Turner (1921) considered synonyms of A. acuta.

Mid January 2012
Sisters Beach
Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta

Early March 2020
Binalong Bay
Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta

Early January 2020
Arthur River
Attracted to light.
Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta

Early January 2020
Arthur River
Attracted to light.

Early October 2008
Buckland
Image by Elizabeth Daley, used with permission.

Late November 2013
Strathblane
Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta